Fall 2010 / Volume CIX No.4

Here Are THE ANSWERS!

 

Q. If a product consists of an alloy of 50% Sterling and 50% karat Gold, what would the proper stamp be?

a. 14K+Sterling b.1/2 14K/1/2 Sterling c. Costume Jewelry
Correct answer: c. Costume Jewelry

Q. When can an industry product be stamped with the name of a precious metal?

a. When composed with at least 50% precious metal.
b. When the precious metal in a product meets the standard for tolerance: Sterling .925, 14K .580, 18K .750 and so on.
c. None of the above.
Correct answer: b. When the precious metal in a product meets the standard for tolerance: Sterling .925, 14K .580, 18K .750 and so on.

Q. What does the word "Gold" describe?

a. a gold product b. 14K gold product c. 24k gold product
Correct answer: c. 24k gold product

Q. What is the proper disclosure for Mallorca Pearls?

a. synthetic b. simulated c. natural
Correct answer: b. simulated

Q. You must disclose that Pearls have been dyed?

a. sometimes b. always c. no requirement
Correct answer: c. no requirement

TRUE or FALSE

1. U.S. minimum fineness for gold jewelry is 9Kt. FALSE

2. For an alloyed product to be stamped "Sterling and

"karat Gold," it must contain 50% Silver. FALSE

3. Yellow gold with a Rhodium covering may 

be sold as white gold. FALSE

4. If a product is not quality marked, a trademark 

is not necessary. TRUE

5. You may only use a trademark when there is a 

quality mark. FALSE

6. An industry product composed of Titanium

covered with 14K may be marked 14K. FALSE

7. Any jewelry under 10k fineness would

be considered costume jewelry. TRUE


 
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